From Library Journal
What separates those individuals whose lives are forever shattered by catastrophes from those who are able to discover meaning and purpose from such events? Psychotherapist Baures attempts to answer this question by detailing 16 examples of people who have experienced severe traumas that ultimately helped them transform their lives in positive ways. Those interviewed include well-known personalities (Mike Wallace, Elie Wiesel, Rabbi Harold Kushner) and those with unfamiliar names, such as Eleanor and Dick Grace, who founded The Brain Center following the death of their daughter. The work concludes with a list of ten methods of coping with tragedies that these "survivors" have employed during their journeys. This inspirational book would be a good addition to biography and psychology collections in larger public libraries.
January Adams, ODSI Research Lib., Raritan, N.J.
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